Christine Murray, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the Healthy Relationships Initiative Director. Christine believes that safe, healthy relationships are a fundamental human right for all members of society. This belief shapes her research, teaching, and service through her work as a faculty member in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development, where she is the Coordinator for the Couple and Family Counseling Track. Most of her recent work has centered on strengthening community responses to intimate partner violence and other forms of abusive relationships. For example, she is the Co-Founder of the See the Triumph Campaign, which is a research-based social media campaign that highlights the stories of hundreds of survivors of past abuse. Locally, she serves on the Executive Committee for the Guilford County Family Justice Center and is a frequent writer and speaker on the subject of domestic violence.
Julie Mendez, Ph.D., is the Parent-Child Relationship Consultant for HRI’s on-line educational programs. Julie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNCG. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and received her doctoral degree in School, Community and Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research expertise includes parent-child interaction, socioemotional development during early childhood, and family well-being. Over the past 15 years, Julie has conducted a number of community-based research projects looking at risk and resilience among children growing up in poverty, and how families with limited resources support their children’s development. She works closely with local preschool programs and the Guilford County Schools and Asheboro City Schools to disseminate information to parents and parent groups about the importance of parenting and family engagement in learning opportunities for children.
Anthony Chow, Ph.D., is the HRI’s On-Line Learning Instructional Design Consultant. Anthony is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies at UNCG. Anthony holds a doctorate in instructional systems design and a Master’s degree in educational psychology from Florida State University. His areas of expertise include web design and usability, instructional design and technology, online learning, informatics and analytics, organizational leadership and management, and social media and virtual communities.
Laura Mansfield, MLIS, is a recent graduate of UNCG’s MLIS program and Laura made the switch to librarianship after more than a decade working in outdoor advertising. She is a Public Services Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College. Her professional interests lie in instructional design and information literacy.